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August 2, 1942 to Present
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Isabelle Allende is a world-renowned author from Chile, whose fiction and non-fiction works include influential works such as The House of the Spirits, one of the preeminent examples in literature of “magical realism”. She has been called “the most widely read Spanish-language author,” and has been inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, received Chile’s National Literature Prize, and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama in 2014.
Isabelle Allende established the Isabelle Allende Foundation , “dedicated to supporting programs that promote and preserve the fundamental rights of women and children to be empowered and protected.”
"Write what should not be forgotten."